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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (original title)
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Cast

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Sheeta (voice)
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Pazu (voice)
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Dola (voice)
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Muska (voice)
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Uncle Pom (voice)
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General (voice)
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Charles (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Henri (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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2 August 1986 (Japan)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

69,262 traditional "cels" and 381 colors were used for this film. See more »

Goofs

In the punchout scene between Shalulu and Pazu's boss, there are instances where we don't hear any auditory reactions, much less punches, when the camera is showing long shots of the crowd in either the Japanese version or the Magnum-English dub. (Disney's version, predictably, adds in more walla and punching sounds for that scene.) See more »

Quotes

[soldiers observe the blast from the observatory]
Col. Muska: The fire of Heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gamorrah in the Old Testament. The Ramanayah referred to it as "Indra's Arrow." The entire world will once again kneel before the power of Laputa.
General: I can only say, "Well done, Muska. You're a credit to our country." As such, you deserve this reward!
[shoots at hologram, to no avail]
General: Huh?
[his gun runs out]
Col. Muska: [menacingly] I have really had enough of your incredible stupidity.
Sheeta: [to the soldiers] Run, everyone!
Col. Muska: [...]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »

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Miyazaki's finest fantasy epic
18 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Laputa: castle in the sky is the bomb. The message is as strong as his newer works and more pure, fantastic and flying pirates how could it be any better! The art is totally amazing and the soundtrack, which is reused many times after this, (im not sure if this was the first time i heard it) and evokes in me the most emotional sentimental response of any movie soundtrack. Sheeta, the female lead in this movie is totally awesome and the boy, Pazu is also a great role-model--he lives on his own! The plot is classic Miyazaki. I won't give it away, but the end is really great. I rank this as one of Miyazaki's three best with Nausicaa and Spirited Away. Also you may want to check out Howl's Moving Castle when it comes out (sometime next year i hope) If you like Miyazaki check this one out as it readily available in the USA. Enjoy, Piper A


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